April Fool


April Matthews is being blackmailed into taking second fiddle to Shirley Kingsley and being her slave so Shirley can be the star of the school. The blackmail is that Shirley’s father is threatening to withdraw his loan that the Matthews family need for the treatment to save the sight of April’s sister Tina. The blackmail has April being labelled “April Fool”.

In the end April discovers Shirley tricked her into it all and Tina got her sight cured elsewhere. Shirley gets caught out and has no choice but to confess to the headmistress.



  • Writer: Maureen Hartley
  • Artist: Don Walker


  • April Fool –  Mandy:  #959 (1 June 1985) – #975 (21 September 1985)


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